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J Endourol. 2007 Feb;21(2):197-217.

Rapid communication: minimally invasive urologic surgery curricula.

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Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA. elspethm@uci.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Surgical education programs are being challenged to provide comprehensive training in the ever-expanding technologies and techniques. We present dedicated training curricula for several aspects of minimally invasive urologic surgery in an effort to provide a uniform training experience for all residents.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Five components of the curricula were developed, namely, cognitive objectives, skills objectives, competency of procedures, cognitive evaluation, and proficiency or skills evaluation.

RESULTS:

The five components of the curriculum were defined specifically for cystoscopy and transurethral surgery, ureterorenoscopy and intrarenal surgery, renal access surgery, and laparoscopic urology.

CONCLUSION:

This standardized curriculum overview for minimally invasive urologic surgery is an initial attempt to define one aspect of a urology training program. We hope these curricula will serve as a basis for further discussion and development of a comprehensive urology training program.

PMID:
17338622
DOI:
10.1089/end.2007.9989
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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